Former champion Martina Hingis has announced she will be teaming up with Anna Kournikova in the ladies’ invitation doubles at this year’s Wimbledon Championships.
Twenty nine year-old Hingis won five singles grand slam titles during her career, including the ladies’ singles title at Wimbledon in 1997. En route to the final that year, the Swiss beat Kournikova in the semi-finals in the Russian’s best singles performance at The Championships.
Hingis and Kournikova found success as a pairing, most notably winning the women’s doubles at the Australian Open in 1999 and 2002.
More announcements about further players competing in the invitation doubles events at Wimbledon will be made in the coming weeks.